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Gateway Games To Get You Into RPGs

"It would be a shame for gamers to miss out on some of these fantastic RPGs. If only there was a handy list of recommended games to get you used to some of the mechanics without the complexity. Well, luckily for you, there is. Here is a list of our top 10 gateway games to get you into RPGs."

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Fist4achin2030d ago

Solid list of great games to experience. I would also add that these are fun to play to break up long slogs of RPGs.

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Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag vs Skull and Bones Video Comparison Is an Eye-Opener

Ubisoft has just released Skull and Bones on PC and consoles. And, from the looks of it, the game wasn’t received well by some gamers. Not only that but it appears that Skull and Bones can be worse than Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, a game that came out a decade ago.

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OtterX4d ago (Edited 4d ago )

I wanted a Black Flag sequel so bad. It's still my favorite AC entry. The fact that they ignored everything that we loved about that game in this "spiritual successor" is making me enjoy watching this game crash and burn quite a bit. Either do it right or don't do it at all. (I understand the legal binding they got themselves into with the Singapore government to release this game at all costs)

/grabs popcorn

isarai4d ago

My thing is, if the Singapore govt was forcing you to do it at all cost, why not make what people wanted? How did ubi delay it for 5yrs, then again for 1yr and not just make a similar experience to black flag? How do you spend so much time and make so little?

Chocoburger3d ago

Ubisoft did make a sequel, Assassin's Creed: Rogue. It has a short campaign, and its packed with filler side quests for upgrades, but it's still a decent time.

It released on the same day as Assassin's Creed: Unity, so it was mostly forgotten.

porkChop4d ago

11 years of development. Multiple restarts. All the while people have been saying they don't want some pirate game where you can't even get off your ship. 11 years of people telling Ubisoft all they want is a pirate game that's basically Black Flag without any of the assassin or animus stuff. Yet they still served up this trash that no one wanted, charged $70 for it, and had the balls to call it AAAA.

The Guillemot family honestly needs to be forced out of Ubisoft. They've doubled down on everything players don't like about their games, they want AI to create "rough drafts" of their stories rather than letting their writers do their jobs, and they literally do not give a shit what their playerbase actually wants. 5-6 years ago their stock was worth more than 4x what it's currently worth. The company is dying.

Jin_Sakai4d ago (Edited 4d ago )

What has happened to developers? How can you possible make a worse looking game 11 years later? It’s honestly mind boggling.

darksky3d ago

It's because the older developers were better at it. The new generation pass most of their exams by copying code from around the web so are not nearly as good at understanding what they are developing.

LucasRuinedChildhood3d ago (Edited 3d ago )

No, here's the truth:
https://www.channelnewsasia...
This was made in Singapore and it's the first game of this scale to be made there. Ubisoft would probably cancel it normally since it clearly wasn't shaping up well but they were getting government grants to try build up the industry there.

Do you really think game developers are radically different than just 10 years ago? And this game has been development since Black Flag released.

Using one crap game to trash a whole industry of developers is stupid. It's like saying "Alien Colonial Marines proves that game developers suck now."

yeahokwhatever3d ago

i know this to be at least part of the puzzle from experience.

senorfartcushion3d ago

It's the multiplayer aspect of the world. MP games look worse than single player games, period. Every comparison we keep seeing are for games like Gotham Knights, Suicide Squad and Skull and Bones. They all have multiplayer focusses.

SyntheticForm4d ago

God, I'd love a remake of Black Flag.

Yi-Long4d ago

Enough has been said about this game already. The gaming world shrugged when it was announced so many years ago, and instead of listening to all the criticisms from the community back then, Ubi just sailed on and kept making a game nobody really wanted. What a waste of money and effort.

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11 Years Later, Black Flag Is Still A More Complete Pirate Game Than Skull and Bones

Skull and Bones borrows more than naval combat from Assassin's Creed: Black Flag, but Ubisoft's live-service adventure doesn't compare.

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Profchaos9d ago

Always will be because you have a actual body and your not just a ship

just_looken8d ago

For me it was that and the fact i was alone in black flag.

On pc as soon as i got on that raft deal when the "British" defeated you the game went all dark how are we going to survive then bam 9 other players infront of me like la traffic jam i go to that first beach and player id's everywhere.

Like wow look at me i am a pirate like these other 30 going to the same chest so dam fun.

Also the first ships you fight are the same just red sails strong white sales weak there is no British flags so lazy.

Bathyj9d ago

Probably my Favourite Assassin's Creed after AC2 brotherhood

DarXyde8d ago

Brotherhood was peak.

Played Revelations after that and never picked the series back up. Left a pretty bad taste in my mouth